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  1. #151
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    Apr 2008
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    Raleigh
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    By Roadies, For Roadies
    If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it tubeless, I will. I got spare time.

  2. #152
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    Dec 2002
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    Quote Originally Posted by HankScorpio View Post
    For fucks sake, its a bike not a classic show car.
    Well, fuck no...it's better than that, it's a Hightower!

  3. #153
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    Aug 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Well, fuck no...it's better than that, it's a Hightower!
    Can't argue there. I do love my dirty, dirty Hightower.

  4. #154
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    Mar 2007
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    Wow, that some horrid malarkey right there.

    First, what kind of clothesline, especially if taut, can hold a 34 lbs. bike without snapping and blinding you from the whiplash of cord in your eye? You want the line to be as slack as possible to reduce tension force, otherwise if actually taut between posts you'd need a static haul line rated for several hundred pounds of tension!

    The chain tensioner bit instead of just buying masterlink pliers, oh that cracks me up.

    Soap on the drivetrain?!?!?! And then everywhere on the frame from "front to back" ... Without at least pulling the BB?
    Yeah, I actually would use some degreaser ... but only on a rag, only where it touches the frame very far away from any other moving part or exposed cable.

    I actually figured out the entire point of that article ... they want people to run their bike components into the garbage which will drive up service and sales from the LBS. Way to help the local economy ...
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    "Strapping myself to a sitski built with 30lb of metal and fibreglass then trying to water ski in it sounds like a stupid idea to me.

    I'll be there."
    ... Andy Campbell

  5. #155
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    Feb 2008
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    Donner Summit
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    Eh, a little dish soap is fine as long as you rinse it off and re-lube the chain and derailleur. Makes it easier to get off caked on mud and dirt. The BB etc. is sealed pretty well against unpressurized liquid (otherwise you'd need to overhaul it after every wet ride).

  6. #156
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    Dec 2007
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    base of the Bush
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    Surprised they didn't ArmorAll the tires.
    www.apriliaforum.com

    "If the road You followed brought you to this,of what use was the road"?

    "I have no idea what I am talking about but would be happy to share my biased opinions as fact on the matter. "
    Ottime

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